(CBS SF) — Observances are being held Thursday morning at the sites where Americans were killed by 9/11 terrorist attacks 13 years ago.
Around the Bay Area, public transit and law enforcement joined in with their own memorials.READ MORE: Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles East Bay Near Hercules
In San Francisco, fire stations paid tribute to 9/11 victims by rolling out apparatus at all 43 fire stations at 6:59 a.m., the time the south tower collapsed, ringing a bell and holding a moment of silence as the flag was lowered half-staff.
As the names of the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11 were read, 54 recruits stood at attention. Three weeks into their training, they’ll graduate in early December.
“We’re doing this ceremony at all of our 43 stations. We’ve done it that way every year,” said San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White. “We do have a recruit class in this year, and it’s really important for them to know how close the fire service is, how serious our work and mission is, and to incorporate them early into the fact of what their oath means.”